Jonathan Edward “Jon” Bernthal is an American actor. Bernthal was born and raised in Washington, D.C., the son of Joan Lurie (née Marx) and Eric Lawrence “Rick” Bernthal, a lawyer with Latham & Watkins LLP. He is best known for his television role as Shane Walsh on the AMC series The Walking Dead and film roles in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Fury (2014), and Sicario (2015).
Bernthal was discovered by the executive director of Harvard University’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and graduated in 2002 from the American Repertory Theater with a Master of Fine Arts.
Bernthal married Erin Angle, the niece of professional wrestler Kurt Angle, on September 25, 2010 in Potomac, Maryland.